BOOMTOWN! Project of the year winners 2019
To recognise developments that have delivered excellence in infrastructure and transport, the BOOMTOWN! Project of the Year award was established to acknowledge completed (or near completed) major projects over the previous 12 months that have, or will, significantly contribute to the sustainable growth of Greater Western Sydney.
These are presented at our annual BOOMTOWN! Summits in November.
Outstanding Tourism Project
This 16ha site is expected to attract 745,000 visitors annually and contribute up to $45m to the NSW economy. The first major zoo to open in Sydney in 100 years, it will be home to a range of exotic and native species, including up to 2,000 animals, an endangered animal breeding program and Indigenous Education Centre.
Outstanding Integrated Project
Paper Mill Food
The heritage listed site was once Australia’s largest surviving paper mill, and is now renovated into a luxury food destination, residential, retail and community hub. The modern warehouse, situated on the George’s River, features four restaurants across 1,800m².
Outstanding Sports & Major Events Project
The $300m state-of-the-art facility opened in April to public acclaim and hosts world-class sporting events and live performances. Each sporting fixture generates up to $1m locally. Surrounding the stadium are new family playgrounds and hard-court sport areas for year-round community use.
Outstanding Education Project
Reactivation of Western Sydney University’s Hawkesbury Campus R Precinct
The $20m R Precinct upgrades return the Hawkesbury campus to its original glory and offer 200 University staff accommodation, while reviving the Heritage Quadrangle and Western Courtyard.
Outstanding Sustainability Project
This green-tech, best-practice agribusiness produces world leading commercial quantity produce minus synthetic pesticides, fungicides or inorganic fertilizer inputs. Having developed the technology to build and operate industryleading commercial organic glasshouses, which produce equivalent yields to conventional hydroponic glasshouses, it is set to be the world’s largest integrated fish and horticulture facility.
Outstanding Transport Project
Sydney Metro North West
This $7.3b project opened in May and forms part of Australia’s biggest public transport network upgrade. Stretching from Tallawong to Chatswood, the line’s driverless trains leave every 10mins (every four minutes in peak hour). In excess of 22,000 people worked on Metro North West, which catalysed the development of many new precincts along the corridor.
Outstanding Commercial Project
4 Parramatta Square
Host to multiple NSW Government tenants, this 40-storey tower consists of 70,000m² of commercial, 4,000m² of retail and over 3,000m² of public space. The development includes a business and events centre and a range of dining options – from cafes to fine dining – that flow out and activate an outdoor space.
Outstanding Health Project
New Acute Services Building Blacktown Hospital (Stage 2 Redevelopment)
The new acute services building houses purpose-built facilities for emergency, operating theatres, maternity, birthing, newborn care, women’s health and more. The 2nd stage of a $700m Blacktown Hospital redevelopment, was designed with community input and has been recognised as a catalyst for positive change in hospital design. Chairman’s Prize for Social Infrastructure: Newleaf Bonnyrigg Renewal Newleaf is a long- term renewal of a public estate and aims to provide a new social and private housing mix. Stages 4,5 and 6 of the ongoing project have been completed over the past 12 months via a partnership between Landcom, NSW Land and Housing Corporation and SGCH, with its key aim to shift a 90% public housing zone to a mix of market, social and affordable housing with i
Chairman’s Prize for Social Infrastructure
Newleaf Bonnyrigg Renewal
Newleaf is a long- term renewal of a public estate and aims to provide a new social and private housing mix. Stages 4,5 and 6 of the ongoing project have been completed over the past 12 months via a partnership between Landcom, NSW Land and Housing Corporation and SGCH, with its key aim to shift a 90% public housing zone to a mix of market, social and affordable housing with improved public amenity.